Home Health Co-Pays Proposed in Obama Budget, Services “At Risk”

The Obama Administration’s FY 2014 budget released earlier this week included several proposals that put ...

NAHC Recaps CMS Open Door Forum for Home Health, Hospice and DME

Following the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recent open door forum for home health, hospice and durable medical equipment providers, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice published a recap of important items and updates covered during the event.  Among the issues currently at hand for CMS are home health conditions of […]

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How Home Health was Vital to a Texas ACO’s Formula for Success

Physicians at a large practice in Amarillo, Texas, were able to slash hospital readmissions by 23% and realize millions in savings after forming an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) last year. The secret to the group’s success: a laser-like focus on home health care. Using a series of sophisticated algorithms, Amarillo Medical Specialists targeted the clinical […]

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Employers Start to Tune in on Elder Care Topics

The stresses on family caregivers are becoming more commonplace as the population ages, as are the mounting costs associated with care provided in home.  But there may be some relief for those who are employed and are seeking elder care for a loved one, writes The Washington Post. The share of employers providing information about […]

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West Virgina Home Care Owner Makes Case for More State Funding

While the number of people age 65 and older in West Virginia is expected to increase by 1.5% by 2025, the amount of workers available to take care of that population is expected to decline by 9%, a home care service expert told state lawmakers on Monday. About 16% of people in the state are […]

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Move Over Angie’s List, New Startup is Home Health One-Stop Shop

A new startup in Louisville, Kentucky is tackling an age-old dilemma: providing community-based services to seniors still living at home, reports Louisville Business First. Myliance plans to go beyond just providing private-duty skilled nursing services to seniors in their homes. The startup company, which is participating in a program with business incubator XlerateHealth, has its sights […]

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